According to Metro.co.uk, Mark Hughes and co. have been in touch with Arsenal involving 20 year old midfielder Aaron Ramsey. Fulham have expressed a lot of interest in loaning Ramsey out for the entirety of next season. There is a lot of interest on both sides, as Ramsey has been stuck behind one Jack Wilshire, who unfortunately for Ramsey recently won Young Player of the Year.
According to the article, the only thing bogging down the deal could be that Fulham wants the option to make the transfer permenant if the loan is considered a success. If Mark Hughes can wiggle that out of Arsene Wegner, that would be absolutely incredible.
The only downside to Ramsey is that he hasn’t played much recently. Not only is he stuck on the bench out of the Starting XI, but he also suffered a HORRIBLE broken leg last season on a challenge from Ryan Shawcross in a match against Stoke City. Now, when I say horrible in all capital letters, I mean disgusting. If you’re a tough cookie, go ahead and Google image search “Aaron Ramsey” and a few rows down you will find pictures of his compund fracture. It’s awful.
However, he seems to have fully recovered, and his playing style is incredibly beneficial to any club. Not only does he excel as a creative, edge to edge midfielder, but his incredible flexibility also allows him to be servicable at both winger and fullback. The kid can flat out ball.
The Welsh national captain was loaned out this season to both Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest at different points, so he’s gotten a bit of experience, but not at the top level.
I really hope Mark Hughes can make this happen. If it’s only a temproary loan, I’ll take it. But if he can weasel a permenant transfer clause in the loan contract out of Wegner, it would be a huge victory for the youngins at Fulham. Apparently Ramsey is very interested, since he grew up idolizing Mark Hughes, who also happens to be Welsh.
Plus, don’t you want a guy on your team who’s nicknamed “Rambo”? I sure do.
Other youth news:
Apparently Fulham are set to give Port Vale teenager Ryan Lloyd a week-long trial in the beginning of April.